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Thriving Blog – Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric health blog

Our patient stories are getting a new home. To keep up with all the latest and greatest from Boston Children’s Hospital, you can now visit our new all-Boston-Children’s hub, Discoveries.

The new site will also keep you up to date on clinical updates, research and innovation news, our favorite photos and videos, and happenings within our community.

We hope you’ll bookmark Discoveries and visit often. In the meantime, the Thriving blog will remain online as an archive for stories published from early May 2019 and earlier.

Visit Discoveries.


rebecca at a baseball game the year before she had a stroke
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GOLD FAMILY

Last July,
Rebecca Gold’s parents, Karen and Adam, had just dropped her off at sleepaway
camp in Pennsylvania. They hadn’t
even completed the drive back to Connecticut when they received a frightening
call: Their 12-year-old daughter had collapsed to the floor, vomiting and
unable to move her limbs. She was now at a nearby

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Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville | Baptist Health

For more than 20 years, health care consumers have named our hospital the “most preferred healthcare provider” in the region. As the central hub of the Baptist Health system, Baptist Jacksonville provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, such as the robotic-assisted da Vinci™ Surgical System. We believe in pairing highly advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities with highly personalized care for you and your family.

Making the Health Care Experience More Personal

Thousands of stories unfold in our presence daily, revealing the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit. We feel privileged to support the lives of so many individuals in this community and we are working every day to make the experience of receiving our care is as easy as possible, as individual as you are, and faster at getting you back to your life.

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Florida braces for presidential primary amid a health pandemic

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic on Wednesday, state election officials have made a number of changes, from relocating polling sites to encouraging more early voting, to protect the health of the state’s 4 million people who are over the age of 65 and represent one-fifth of the total population of the state.

“Our recommendation would be if there’s a polling location in assisted living facility, allow the residents to vote there,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference on Wednesday. “But maybe the general public should have the option or be directed to go to a different polling location.”

Some of the changes being implemented by election officials across the state include relocating polling sites away from assisted living senior communities.

Hillsborough County, on the west coast of the state, immediately announced changes to polling locations that were set to be at large assisted

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Public Health Services | Public Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)Coronavirus

View all the latest information on our coronavirus webpage

Public Health Hotline – Tasmania 1800 671 738

Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.

Because prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure we aim to:

  • protect Tasmanians from public and environmental health hazards
  • prevent and reduce chronic diseases and injuries
  • prepare for and respond to public health emergencies like flu pandemics
  • promote good health
  • reduce inequalities in health.

For more information visit:

  • About Us: includes information about our structure, the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Act
  • Air quality: includes a real-time smoke monitor for Tasmanian regions
  • Communicable diseases: includes information about notifiable disease and their prevention
  • Floods: be careful when you enter properties after floods – they leave behind many hazards
  • Flu and you: all
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Men’s Fitness tips, physical fitness issues for men, health & fitness advice for guys

Men’s Fitness tips, physical fitness issues for men, health & fitness advice for guys

 Men's Fitness Channel

Our latest fitness content can be found in the Fitness category in our new magazine format.

Our Fitness Editor, Mike Furci, has been providing great fitness tips for men on Bullz-Eye since we launched back in 2000. Read Mike’s columns by digging through his archive for tons of great fitness information and advice, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. You’ll look and feel better as well. Send any questions you have for Mike to mike@bullz-eye.com.

You can find more archived fitness content by checking out the Fitness thread on our blog.

You can also follow Bullz-Eye.com on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for our email list for content updates.

Here are come classic columns from Mike Furci, and you can see more on the Furci page and the full Furci

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Senate Committee on Health | Senate Health Committee

DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU

 

To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal and mail. 
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

 

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

 

Senate Health Committee phone: 916-651-4111

 

Senate Health Committee Consultants:

Melanie Moreno           Melanie.Moreno@sen.ca.gov

Teri Boughton               Teri.Boughton@sen.ca.gov

Kimberly Chen              Kimberly.Chen@sen.ca.gov

Reyes Diaz                     Reyes.Diaz@sen.ca.gov

Vince

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Health & Medicine | (e) Science News

Polymers attack superbugs.

Using archival documents, a new report published online by JAMA
Internal Medicine
examines the sugar industry’s role in
coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored
research to influence…

This is a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the fetal brain in a Zika virus infected primate. The large white region is abnormal and indicates an accumulation of fluid in the brain.For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate.

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This year, the U.S. reported for the first time that a patient had
been infected by bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of
last resort. The announcement followed several years…

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Current smokers experienced steeper FEV1 decline than former smokers.Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or
COPD, are associated with significant long-term lung function loss,
according to research published online, ahead of print in the
American Thoracic Society’s…

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More people are eating gluten-free, although the prevalence of celiac disease appears to have remained stable in recent years, according to an article published online by JAMA

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Mental Health Meter – CMHA National


Characteristics of Mental Health

Understanding the characteristics that make up good mental health will help you determine how mentally fit you are. Here are some real-life examples:
Ability to enjoy life You’ve just become engaged. You join your friends and family in celebrating the future you are planning with your partner. You realize that life before and after your marriage will bring challenges, but worries about problems that may crop up do not dim the joy you feel.
Resilience Due to changes in the marketplace, you are suddenly laid off from a job you love. You are shocked and angry, but those emotions fade quickly as you put the event in perspective. You gather solid references, revamp your resume and begin your job search.
Balance An old friend confronts you, saying you never have time for him. You are taken aback and give excuses of overwork. Then you look at

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Canberra Hospital | Health

Welcome to Canberra Hospital.

Latest news – Thursday 9 April 2020

Visitor restrictions

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep patients and staff safe, we will be limiting the number of visitors to all sites.
General visiting is limited to:

  • one visitor per patient allowed on site per day.

Visitors must not enter if they:

  • are unwell with a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath,
  • have been overseas or on a cruise ship in the last 14 days, or
  • have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days.

We also encourage visitors to contact their loved ones by calling them directly, wherever possible do not bring children with you and please visit a hand hygiene station upon entering.

Canberra Hospital Campus Map - COVID-19

Visitors will now be screened before they can access our premises and will not be permitted entry if they answer yes

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Research Areas – Cancer Health Disparities

Why Research on Cancer Health Disparities Is Critical to Progress against the Disease

Although there has been substantial progress in cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis, and prevention over the past several decades, addressing cancer health disparities—such as higher cancer death rates, less frequent use of proven screening tests, and higher rates of advanced cancer diagnoses—in certain populations is an area in which progress has not kept pace.

These disparities are frequently seen in people from low-socioeconomic groups, certain racial/ethnic populations, and those who live in geographically isolated areas.

Documented cancer health disparities include:

  • a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer (the triple-negative subtype) among African American women than women of other racial/ethnic groups
  • substantially higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and death among African American men than men of other racial/ethnic groups
  • higher rates of kidney cancer among American Indian and Alaska Natives than other racial/ethnic groups
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